Bad Stereotype or Funny?
I recently came upon some really cool caricatures of football players in World Cup 2014, drawn by artist Keuj Bardoux. I think the work is really amazing and fun, but when I look at the Kagawa caricature, I feel that the illustration is a bit too stereotypical.
In my own opinion, I consider tilted squinty eyes as a really bad stereotype of Asians, almost racist (another bad one would be straw hats). I look at this caricature and I just can’t help but think that it looks like an Asian character from the Simpsons. I don’t think it’s racist but it just looks cheap.
Kagawa’s eyes don’t actually tilt like that, even when he’s laughing. What do you think? If you are Asian, do you feel it’s a bad stereotype?